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CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
-recorded telephone calls -- is really wonderful. king has just arrived in selma to begin a campaign for voting rights. blacks in the south were -- in at the deep south, were prevented from registering to vote and from voting by many, many different means. in this conversation, we have the rare picture of king advising johnson how he is going to get re-elected in 1968 by getting the southern blacks registered. and johnson is advising king -- johnson, who detests demonstrating in the streets, as most elected officials did -- is giving king clues about how he can make those demonstrations more effective. here go. sound, lights, camera. someone let me know whether we have it or we don't because i'm going to keep on talking. [inaudible] >> pardon? at any rate, a close working relationship became even closer as civil rights movements and people in congress tried to put an end, finally for all time, they hoped, black citizens being denied the right to vote. the first crisis came at the edmonton's bridge in selma, alabama. king's lieutenant started off on a march from the town of selma, across the bridge, wi
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm EST
. sometimes there are police recordings. ralph abernathy's famous do hecky speech that he gave in selma was recorded by the sola police and then fell into the law enforcement hands which was actually what they thought at the time, the people in the civil rights movement fought. was the police making of the intrusions face of the fbi as their friends which relatively speaking the fbi agents on the ground. it's a complex period. you have a hostile political part of the fbi and a relatively friendly, crimefighting part of the fbi coexisting at a time when the movement is under constant danger, the various scattered movement throughout the south. c-span: "parting the waters," your first book was published in what your? >> guest: at the end of 1988. c-span: was the per code that you discussed? >> guest: 54 to 63. the year the brown decision, the year the supreme court unanimously said in effect their racial segregation and subornation is in conflict with the american constitution, kind of reading the challenge of the civil war period about slavery being in conflict with promise of equal citi
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
bearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just as it guided all of those men and women, sung and unsung, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone. to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on ert. >> working together to fulfill the progressive promise of america, expanding its greatness to all of us. it was the dream of dr. martin luther king. and late this afternoon, president obama paused before the bust of martin luther king in the capital rotunda. a historic president paying tribute to the man who made that history possible. 50 years after the march on washington, 150 years after the emancipation proclamatioproclam president obama begins his second term, recommitting the nation to our founding ideas with liberty and justice for all. >>> joining me now is former congressman barney frank, democrat from massachusetts and melissa harris perry, host of "the melissa harris perry show" here on msnbc. >>> chairman frank, i mean, this was an amazing day. and the inaugural parade is still going on. the president i
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 1:00am PST
and selma and stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women sung and unsung who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk away, to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every sole honor. >> a very big day for temperature, for washington, for the country, very exciting day if you're fascinated by the clash of political ideas. we'll be looking at the speech as politics and poetry, the day as history and the night as culture before we do that let's listen to just a little of stevie wonder. ♪ in the middle of the making of barack obama jamin ♪ ♪ in the middle of the makings of obama oh jamming ♪ ♪ say it louder ♪ i can't hear you ♪ making things better for everybody. >> with me now, senior political analyst, david gergen, historian douglas brinkley, robin, also author and post editor, former news anchor, sally quinn. it is amazing. let's talk about the speech, first of all. how important do you think a speech was this for barack obama and given all his other speeches, where is the signi
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speech. >> reporter: it really was according to those who got a chance to witness the speech. the president delivering his remarks in a much more different climate than he faced four years ago when you had two wars, there was the economic crisis. this time, the president laid out a progressive agenda for the next four years. and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president obama, part campaign speech, part lecture, a confident president obama appeared comfortable in his skin. >> my fellow americans, we're made for this moment and we'll seize it as long as we seize it together. we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal >> our journey is not complete unti
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
speech in selma? >> but something is stirring across the country because of what happened in selma, alabama because some folks are willing to march across the bridge. don't tell me i'm not coming home when i come to selma, alabama. i'm here because somebody marched for our freedom. i'm here because your sacrifice for me. i stand on the shoulders of giants. >> one of the giants he's talking about was dr. martin luther king, jr. and today, we'll learn about a powerful tribute the president has that the world will see. stay with us. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. my ex-girlfriend... 7th grade math teacher. who is this? that's pete. my... [ dennis' voice ] allstate agent. a "starving artist" has an allstate agent? he got me... [ dennis' voice ] the allstate value plan. it's their most affordable car insurance and you still get an agent. [ normal voice ] i call it... [ dennis' vo
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
on the cultural impact of a president linking seneca falls, selma and stonewall. and my thoughts on a new hope for the american class. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. this was a big deal. in the 57th formal inauguration of an american president, barack obama delivered one of the most progressive speeches ever given by a commander in chief. with more than a million people in attendance, the president took the ceremonial oath of office on the steps of the united states capitol. president obama did not set out to lower expectations of his second term. instead, he established the goals of a progressive agenda. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders o
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 2:00pm PST
lexington and concord to seneca falls, selma, and stonewall. sam stein covers politics for "the huffington post" and stephanie is president of emily's list. let's start with the message of inclusion and community in the president's address yesterday. many have noticed his preference for three iconic places with historic significance in the fight for american rights. let me run through them first. seneca falls, new york, where in 1848 elizabeth cady stanton and others led a historic convention dedicated to women's rights which later led to a women's right to vote, of course. selma, alabama, the city where civil rights denl straighters fought for voting rights for african-americans in the march of 1965 only to be met violently by armed state troopers in a day that has since been known as bloody sunday. and the stonewall inn often thought of the birth place of the lgbt rights after a gay bar was raided by police in 1969 and for days became the site of protests and riots. here is the president yesterday. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are creat
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 12:00pm PST
selma to montgomery. >> it is for all americans to get out and enjoy this day and just to celebrate and just remember all of the struggle ams we awe have come through. >> they joined them from na march -- joined them in a march which honored dr. martin luther king, jr. and people of all races and religions would march together and many parents are bringing their children to pay tribute. >> it is really important for kids to know how far we have come and how much further we have yet to go so i decided to bring my daughters here so they could see the memorial. >> it's just basically freedom and we wanted to show his dream for all of us. >> reporter: they will be commemorating his dream and legacy and it would be hard to ask for a more gorgeous day out here. reporting live san francisco. >>> government buildings are closed for the dr. martin luther king, jr. holiday. state courts schools and credit unions are closed, post offices are also closed and mail will not be delivered today. parking meters in san francisco will be enforced. >>> now where a surf rescue is underway at this hour.
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> he talked about seneca falls, he talked about selma, he talked about stonewall. these the historical touchstones far president speaking to a new generation-- a generation he thinks gratified his vision of the world in this election in whh he did well with minorities and younger voters and so to the extent that his second election ratified the new obama coalition and the new shape of the electorate he so too hopes his second term will speak to that. >> rose: we conclude this evening with part one of a two-part conversation about the presidency of barack obama and the next four years joined by doris kearns goodwin, jon meacham, bob woodward, bob caro, and michael beschloss. >> i know it's the consensus that we're -- barack obama has to do is get along with the republicans. i'd like to say something about that. president obama is fond of quoting-- and if he isn't, i am-- martin luther king's statement "the moral arc of the universe bends slowly but it bends towards justice." in the first term, president obama did bend that moral arc. he got health insurance, peace of mind for more than
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
are created equal. the star that guides us still. just as it wide toed the forbearers from selma to stonewall. >> that set a tone on the address on the martin luther king junior day. it allowed the president to suggest he is part of history. i don't think there is a question he is a civil rights figure. my argument in some cases is he is not neb the history books. on the cover of the history books. >> while the election that returns him to power was focused on the economic issu issues. the plight of the small business owner, barack obama saying little about the topic topics. >> here we have a black man being reinaugurated, hand resting on lincoln's bible. a stirring site. it felt the speech echoes of something that could have been written 50 years ago. nice speech but what will do you do about the problems that we have in america today? >> a choir of homeless people was among the multiple to see the inauguration. minutes after the speech concludeconcluded the white houe tweeted out a photograph of the president, emblazoned with a 4-word sentence, to make him the first president to refer to ga
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 8:00pm PST
with us tonight. thank you so much. >>> seneca falls, selma and stonewall. three watershed moments in our nation's history get name checked in the president's inaugural address. next, i'll talk about the cultural impact with jonathan alter and dr. james peterson. >>> we're waiting the speech of vice president biden. he is scheduled to speak within the hour. we'll bring you those comments within the hour, here on msnbc, the place for politics. we're right back. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit fastreliefchallenge.com today for a special trial offer. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs - each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep number store. sleep number. comfort indi
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
're the people matching at selma. you're having your civil rights denied. >> the government doesn't have a role in contraception. government does have a role in protecting your civil rights. especially today, on martin luther king day. >> i think martin luther king would agree with me if he were alive today that if african americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history. >> two misquote leaders and figures that fought for freedom and inequality is dishonest. to misuse them is disgraceful. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> hillary kicks butt. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. secretary of state hillary clinton was at her best today appearing between both senate and house committees on foreign affairs. she showed acuity, humility, and charm. she showed candor and humility in place of the state department handling of the horror. she admitted to -- in response to hostile questio
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 12:00am PST
is the star that guides us still just as it guided our forebearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women-- sung and unsung-- who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone. to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul of earth. (applause) it is now our generation's task too carry on what those pioneers began progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time but it does require us to act in our time. (applause) for now decisions are upon us and we cannot afford delay. we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics or treat name calling as reasoned debate. we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. (applause) let us of us now embrace with solemn duty an awesome joy what is our lasting birth right with common effort and common purpose with passion and dedication let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that preci
CNBC
Jan 6, 2013 7:30pm EST
selma hyak oversees the company founded by his father. he wants to turn it into a fashion and sports powerhouse, finding its way into consumer closets the world over. >> you have restructured the company. you have an emphasis, obviously, on the luxury brands as well as on sports, on puma. >> we've been transforming the group from a financial conglomerate where we were three years ago into a very specialized company dealing in the ready to wear and accessory business. i looked at what was the last 50 years in terms of growth. it was 800 million people. americans, japanese, western europeans. the next 50 years we are adding three billion new consumers -- china, india, brazil. let's add indonesia to that, for instance. the growth that we come in front of us in the next 50 years have nothing to do with what has been achieved in the last 50 years. the only difference is that it will be done in those new markets, one, and the specificity of those markets. young people loving brands, loving sports, and becoming rich much sooner compared with what we've been enjoying in the other markets, wh
Comedy Central
Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
and the selma and stonewall. >> jon: i believe it's the first time a president has name checked a gay bar at his inauguration. other than ruther ford b. hayes talking about work teg loaded musket. put some pants on hayes. so now to the react. the network will have to talk about it in terms of coverage msnbc. >> massive crowd in washington today. >> jon: fox. >> much smaller crowd than four years ago. [ laughter ] >> jon: that's it. it's woodstock. it's woodstockst 99. seizing the moment. >> just a note on what you saw the first lady wearing. we're told it's a thom brown coat and dress. >> custom made. >> it could be upwards of $3,000. >> i think the tragedy is that she has to give that outfit away to the national archives. >> jon: so you've just (bleep) given up s. that what you are telling us. the fashion is talks about the -- >> the most powerful moment in that speech among many was when he mentioned the word stonewall. >> what are you talking about stonewall. >> stonewall rights the flashpoint of gay rights movement. >> it's a barroom brawl in greenwich village in 1969. does it belong in the
PBS
Jan 27, 2013 6:00pm PST
or seven. [laughter] >> i was lucky enough to be there for all of them. >> the president spoke about selma, civil rights, seneca falls, stonewalled, where the modern gay rights movement was born. the couple of things happen. congress will have an impact on the administration. harry reid and mitch mcconnell of reaching an agreement on the filibuster, nothing profound, but that they will raise the debt ceiling to may 18. how will this impact the presidency? >> what the house did is a sign of what is ahead of us. they have not gone over the defeat from november. they have no leverage. they discovered they have the leverage and now have to wait to back down. this is a face-saving device to kick it down the road until may. the president is in a much stronger position in dealing with the republicans in the house. >> do you agree with that? >> i always respect colby's opinion, but the president, like any reelected president, essentially, absent a national event where he becomes a dramatic figure, watches his popularity be rationed out day- by-day. he is strong now. it is hard to believe that he w
ABC
Jan 22, 2013 12:35am PST
forebearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall. >> he was weaving the new tapestry of america as he sees it for the first time in an inaugural address mentioning gay rights calling for marriage equality. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> and with an eye on the immigration reform he has promised and the 68% of the hispanic vote he won. >> clearly the president has an agenda that he wants to pursue in his second term. some republicans may not agree with that agenda. but i thought his speech was american and patriotic. it was uplifting. >> ♪ oh, say does that -- >> as he left the podium for the lunch and the parade and the celebrations, barack obama wanted to pause, to linger, and to look once more. ♪ >> the road ahead is hard. for him and for our divided country. but today at least, it was fun. >> a man, a president with a purpose and an agenda. a progressive agenda, no question about it. just ahead, a
KICU
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm PST
. and with school starting for me, i decided it was smart. >> 9-year-old and her sister selma had no problem handling the needles. >> lola explained to me why she wanted the shot. >> the weird feeling of being sick, i just do not like it at all. it's so weird. >> and the flew shot's better than that -- flu shot's better than that? >> yes, way better. >> this expectant mother came in just weeks before her due date. >> it's more important because there's a baby to think about. my husband get to his yesterday. the whole family is preparing for the baby. >> emergency room doctor told me california's about to get taken by the flu. >> many nursing homes are near the hospital. this is the winsor country drive care center where staff said they're required to have everyone vaccinated early to protect the residents. >> most of the people here are immunizeo compromised. >> they may schedule 1 more tonight. >>> now can you go to ktvu.com to view a flu shot map. you'll find it under our hot topics section. >>> a san jose mother is recanting her kidnapping story. >> when somebody's lying t kind , it kind
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am PST
of the walk from selma to montgomery. and here's the schedule, organizers urge people to get to the station by 8:30 since long lines are likely. the train will make stops in sunnyvale, palo alto. before arriving in san francisco at 10:55: round trip tickets are $10 for riders of all age as. >>> after it gets to san francisco, there will be a march and parade from the caltrains depot and also in san francisco, there's a labor breakfast at 8 this morning at the west bay conference center and people in bay view hunters point are invited to the ruth williams memorial theater to view historical footage and a live feed of president obama inaugural address. >> just a few things going on today. >> it's a busy day. >>> 4:41 now, victim offense its own success, how marin county plans to buy back guns without any cash. >> inquiry expands, what we're learning about the faulty battery. >>> and how fans reacted to new restrictions on watching the spectacle at m -- mavericks. >>> welcome back, it is 4:43 a win-win for bay area sports fans. the 9ers are afc championship
WETA
Jan 25, 2013 8:30pm EST
of civil rights, selma, and stonewall, manhattan bossuet's the village where the modern gay rights movement was born. a couple of things happened in congress this week that may have an impact -- will have an impact on the administration. harry reid and mitch mcconnell reaching an agreement on the filibuster. nothing profound. also, they will raise the debt ceiling to may 18. how will this impact president? >> what the house did it is illustrative of what will be ahead of us. they have not gotten over the defeat from november 6. we are going to tie everything to the debt ceiling, this budget crisis. they have no leverage over the president. they discover they have no leverage. now they have to find a way to back down. this is their face-saving device to kick it down the road until may. you will see more of this. the president is in a much stronger position of dealing with the congress and house republicans. >> you agree with that? >> i always respect colby's opinion. but i dissent, the president, like any other, absent a national event where he becomes the dominant central dramatic figure, w
ABC
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am EST
with a teleprompte >> six or seven. [laughter] the president spoke to about seneca falls and women's suffrage selma, civil rights and as you mentioned stonewall manhattan's west village where the modern gay rights movement was born. a couple of things happen. harry reid and mitch mcconnell of reaching someort of agreement on the filibuster. nothing profound. also, they will raise the debtbt ceiling tmay 18. how will this have an impact on the president? >> they are still going to -- they he not gotten over the defeat from november 6. we are going to tie everything to the debt ceiling.. now they have the letter. it discovered that they have no leverage. now have to find a way to back down. this is their face saving device to k kick it down the road until may.y. the president is in a much stronger position in dealing with the house republicans. >> agree with that? >> all with respect colby's opinion. the president, like any reelected president essentially, absent a national event where he becomes the dominant and central dramatic fire, watches his popularity be rationed out day by day. he is strong n
CBS
Jan 27, 2013 6:30am EST
and selma and stonewall, just it is a guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone, to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on earth. >> on inauguration day, monday, president barack obama gave his second inaugural address to the nation. it ran 18 minutes and was delivered before a throng of >> question was president obama's speech unabashedly liberal? i ask you, susan. >> of course. everything he said from talking about gay marriage, immigration reform. all these things part and parcel of the liberal agenda. if anything, a lot of people saying, if you are reading twitter, wow this is surprising that he is willing to go right into gay marriage. he's the first person in an inaugural speech to say the word gay. it was very liberal. >> this is the problem that the republicans face. if they think all these great issues of the day are solely the province of the democratic party and liberalism, they are never going to win another election.
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
and used that kind of time and talked about climate is important and just making seneca and selma and stonewall. it will be repeated over and over again as part of the traditions of american rights and civil rights. >> that was really something. to hear him smeng stonewall in the first statements, certainly for gay and lesbian americans, that was a stunning leap forward. >> gigantic. he connected it all to the patriots of 1776. that we keep widening in our democracy. he made those places almost like battlefield spots. like oxford, mississippi or normandy or iwo jima. >> i was going to say time and again when presidents have come here, when they've cited heroes, they've been military heroes. to talk about seneca falls and selma is more about an inclusive america with an emphasis on the quality of opportunity. not upon liberty. a republican would have traditionally given a speech about liberty. >> stonewall was the group of people most marginalized in society and the most shunned who weren't even allowed to congregate in a bar at the same time without getting harassed and arrested.
Current
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
of cube an disaccidentdissent who is gay. he talked about stone wall and seneca walls and selma benchmark historical moments for women, black americans gay americans, this was a spectacular speech because of that. it is words but i think he's starting to see the "we" in this and he wants to lead all of us. >> cenk: i saw your tweet from earlier saying if this was for mitt romney you wouldn't here about seneca or selma that's a good point. here is a clip that sounds perfectly good but there is one big issue if you ask me. let's watch it together. >> obama: we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. we must act knowing today's victories will only be partial, and it will be up to those who stand here in four years and 40 years, and 400 years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred to us in a spare philadelphia hall. >> cenk: by itself that's perfectly good, and there are a lot of partial victories and rome was not built in a day. i'm afraid president obama will get a couple of partial victories and i'll let the president 400 years from now handle it. tell me i'm overrea
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
falls and selma and stonewall. >> seneca falls site of the first women's rights convention held in 1848. selma, of course, was the city in alabama where state troopers in march 1965 savagely attacked african-americans marching for african-americans. stonewall the gay bar in greenwich village violent. seen as the birthplace of the gay rights movement. >> here we have a black man being reinaugurated. his hand resting on lincoln's bible. his hand in turn resting on martin luther king's bible. that's a very stirring site. but this nation has made great progress in those issues. i felt this speech had echos of something that could have been written 50 years ago. >> this was only the second time a public inaugural was held on dr. king's birthday. the first time was in 1997 for president clinton's second inaugural. shep? >> shepard: james rosen here in d.c. tonight. james, thank you. some breaking news just coming in to us and a live look at denver international airport from our afilm i can't tell kdav there we're told that southwest airlines jet had to abort takeoff toted when a warning signa
FOX News
Jan 23, 2013 1:00am PST
-americans as they marched in selma. >> bill: tom brokaw comparing the gun control debate to civil rights. is that right? we'll debate that. >> tell bill i said hey. >> are you going to come on the show one of these days? >> sure. i have been invited? >> you have. >> bill: jesse watters confronting collin powell at the inaugurations even as the general echos another white house opinion. watters world tonight. >> o'reilly, i have been on a couple of his lists. [ laughter ] >> bill: caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. bill o'reilly and liberalism. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. great joy in left wing precincts after president obama's speech yesterday. no longer does the president seek to portray himself as a moderate. he is thought an out-of-the closet liberal. that's no surprise. every american should have realized the president's left wing ideology long before the address. the problem we have in america is not, is not president obama. the problem is us. we, the people. have to d
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
of demonstrators from sell e sell -- selma alabama to montgomery. this is significant considering obama is being sworn into his second term in the white house. the mlk association is chartering the freedom train and to ride you needied to get your tickets online at brownpapertickets.com or you can buy one on site from the mlk board members. it boards at 9, leaves san jose at 9:30 and will make three stops along the way one in sunnyvale, another in palo alto and in san mateo and is scheduled to arrive in san francisco at 10:55 this morning. round trip tickets are $10 and expecting to sell about 1600 tickets total and you're being asked to get here early because the lines are expected to be long. live in san jose, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. 6:20 now. the crowds were big, but did the waves live up to the hype. the winners from the weekend's big mavericks competition. >>> and back on the ice, the sharks start off shaky in the season opener. it's the finish that really counts. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why i
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm PST
falls and selma and stonewall. just as it guided all of those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone. to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is bound to the freedom of every soul on earth. [ applause ] >> seneca falls, selma, and stonewall, that was an event that happened just south of us here in manhattan. an historic moment in the gay rights movement. >> a seminal moment for us, in gay rights, and women, equality, and for african-americans. and for the lgbt community to be put in that context was a thrilling experience. and ours is not finished yet. we still have some ways to go. but with president obama, it is going to happen. and the next -- i think not four years, just this year it is going to happen. i am very optimistic. and we're going to be reaching another benchmark in american history. >> abraham lincoln said that the constitution is organic law. whichs
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 11:00pm PST
still just as it guided our forebearers through seneca falls and selma, and stonewall. >> new polling on this. welcome back to "hardball." that was president obama monday a couple days ago at his inaugural address. it was lines like that one that has defeated the right. anyway, it's got the defeated right braying about mr. obama's so-called liberal manifesto. how out of the mainstream he is. when you look at polls lately the more you can argue he's moving with public opinion. let's go to the evidence starting with gay marriage. here's what the president said. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> kind of the black church sound there. i love when he does that on a big platform. anyway, is that out of the mainstream? according to our nbc poll last month, a clear majority 51% say they favor same-sex marriage. next, immigration. here is the president on monday. >> our journey is not complete until we find a bette
Current
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
gay, and that stonewall line selma march, and he is demonstrating to the entire country that this matters. >> stephanie: it might all the appropriate people mad. i could feel the energy. i got to go to though human rights campaign last night and hang out with senator baldwin, and it really -- i feel like the energy around -- around marriage equality in particular -- it was interesting getting back -- i ran into chris perry and sandy steer, which it is almost supreme court time. >> yeah. i'm really curious to know exactly what questions the supreme court will take up, but obama's speech was right in front of the supreme court justices. >> stephanie: yeah. >> so delivering this kind of message right in front of the supreme court, right in front of republican opposition. it's hard to crawl back from that. >> we know what clarence thomas will say he will point at scalia and say whatever he said. >> stephanie: he looked cute in that hat. but he has such a nice head of hair. >> it was weird. >> stephanie: being here matt we were saying when you walk by the
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Jan 21, 2013 10:00am EST
still, just as it guided our forbears through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone. to hear a king proclaim, that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on earth. it is now our generation's task to carry on what those pioneers began. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well. our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity, until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce, rather than expelled from
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